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Today in Island History
1889 16 Jan The winter steamer Northern Light is laid up for the winter today in a mismatch of technology vs. Nature. Since 28 December, she has made only 9 runs between the Island and the Mainland. There will be no ferry service again until 14 April. Next year she is replaced.
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Events and Activities

Winter Architectural Lecture Series 2019

Carriage House, Beaconsfield Historic House

Architectural Treasures Restored

The Institute for Architectural Studies and Conservation is presenting our annual January lecture series. This year’s theme is “Architectural Treasures Restored”. All are invited to attend these important lectures and learn with us how architecture reflects who we truly are.

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is by donation

Monday, 7 January
Province House Restoration: A Treasure Preserved
Greg Shaw, Parks Canada Project Leader for the Province House Conservation Project

Monday, 14 January
Glenaladale House: An Island Mansion In Transition
Mary J Gallant, chair Glenaladale Heritage Trust

Monday, 21 January
Victoria By The Sea: A Historic gem
Marly Anderson, Greg Anderson & Ben Smith dedicated supporters of village life  and architecture

Monday, 28 January
Houle House: An award Winning Restoration
Angus Orford and Karen Rose, recipients of Charlottetown’s highest heritage honour, the Catherine G. Hennessey Award


Seniors College
Tuesday's at 9:30 -11:30 a.m.

Island Nature Trust
January 8th 
5:00 -9:00 p.m.

Vinland Society
January 20th
5:30-9:00 p.m.

              Beaconsfield Bookstore & Gift Shoppe
Visit our gift shop featuring Island books, magazines,
pottery, and handmade soaps

For more information about Beaconsfield Historic House or events in the Carriage House, please call 902-368-6603 or email